We are academic and board certified Ergonomists and Engineers!
VSI Consultants possess a Masters Degree in Human Factors Ergonomics Engineering in addition to having subsequent certifications as Certified Professional Ergonomists CPE (www.bcpe.org), Certified Industrial Ergonomists CIE or Certified Associate Ergonomists CAE (www.oxfordresearch.org), and certified Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialists. VSI’s ergonomic professionals also possess academic and board certified degrees in Occupational or Physical Therapy. We are all proud members of the national Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (www.hfes.org).
Ms. Iverson is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) and has been a practicing ergonomist for over sixteen years, receiving her Master’s Degree in Human Factors Ergonomic Engineering and an additional Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. Ms. Iverson completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science where she specialized in CAL OSHA compliance with regards to mitigation of risk in various work settings. While completing this degree, she simultaneously completed five years of prerequisite coursework to apply for the Master’s program in physical therapy at various accredited colleges while acquiring thousands of hours towards hands on experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Ms. Iverson has honed her skills with the field of Ergonomics as a Root Cause Analysis expert and specializes with manufacturing and material handling work environments in addition to laboratory and office settings. She has also been the project leader for numerous Usability studies that involve development and assessment of well-known peripheral products from companies such as Logitech, Goldtouch, Microsoft, Kinesis, DXT, Posturite, Contour, and 3-M.
Terri Schonbrod had been a practicing Occupational Therapist since 1982 and a hand therapy Specialist for over 18 years. She joined the VSI team as a full time ergonomics specialist 3 years ago and received her Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE) credential in 2012.
Ms. Schonbrod hones her skill set in the office, lab and hospital work environments specializing in Workers Compensation evaluations where she performs root cause analysis and provides recommendations for mitigation, improvement, and overall wellness for the employee. Her other areas of expertise include implementing usability studies for ergonomic tools, employee training in office ergonomics and back safety and she has presented at the National Ergonomics Conference on musculoskeletal injuries and root cause analysis.
Ms. Schonbrod received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2004. She also holds her certification as a Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE) from the Oxford Training Institute and is planning to sit for the Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
Before being recruited by VSI, Anna worked as a Presales Support Specialist for a branch of Prolifics; a Fortune 500 software testing company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. During that time, Anna collaborated with the marketing team on customer communication efforts. Prior to that role, Ms. Rampton worked for Starbucks as a Project Manager and has ten years of collective customer service experience with that company, often exceeding store metrics amongst other Starbucks locations.
Ms. Rampton is currently a candidate for a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in biological sciences. She currently holds certifications in Food Safety from her prior project management role with Starbucks, and as a certified quality assurance software tester through the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).
Ms. Rampton prides herself on her ability to provide VSI clients, and her VSI associates, with invaluable project research support. She assists in the field at various client sites with special projects and with ergonomic assessments. Anna is also the acting VSI liaison with workers compensation representatives, facility managers, information technology support teams, and ergonomic product vendors; her excellent interpersonal communication skills and project management abilities provide exceptional service that supports VSI in surpassing the expectations of our clients.
Ms. Fleetham prides herself an artist, and has worked as a sculptor for a world renowned Silversmith.